This is the kind of place you do not want anyone else to find out about…Andrew Edmunds..
Cozy and Candlelit – it is a great place for a romantic meal or a nice place to go with friends. Thi s is not the kind of place conducive to taking photos hence the lack of them for this entry.
For decades, the hand-written menu has changed daily and there are usually additional blackboard specials.
There is ground floor seating as well as a downstairs dining area. There are a couple of tables outside but have no covering so are weather-dependent. For lunch, they usually seat upstairs first/only. The downstairs can get quite cozy (read: crowded at night) offering a great atmosphere in Soho.
The staff is quite attentive and knowledgeable about wine and the menu items.
The menu is hand-written as it changes daily depending on what is in season and available. The good-value wine list offers many nice choices. The last time I visited, the avocado, pear, and rocket salad with dolcelatte dressing was a hit. I feared the dressing would be a bit much but had somehow been thinned and coated the ingredients just as it should. I followed this with a main of spinach, pine nut, and parmesan risotto. I realize this sounds run of the mill but it was anything but…. My husband had roasted cod with a warm lentil salad and salsa verde. The portions were sizable. A white Burgundy from the blackboard of wine specials offered just the right balance. The price is under £30pp for 3 courses before wine.
Dessert was a white chocolate pistachio tart that did not disappoint. We chose 2 dessert wines from a nice offering of choices.
I will be back soon….and will try for some pictures this time if the lighting is right.
46 Lexington Street, Soho, London, W1F 0LW – Tel: 020 7437 5708
Tube Stop – Oxford Circus, Tottenham Court Road
Reservations Needed – start accepting 1 week in advance